COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce presented the Education Awards Program, honoring educators and students in the county.
The event was held at Mississippi University for Women in the Hogarth-Pope Banquet Room Thursday morning.
Area high school students received awards for the highest GPA and others were presented corporate scholarships by the program's sponsors.
Among the schools represented were Caledonia High School, Columbus Christian Academy, Columbus High School, Heritage Academy, Mississippi School for Math and Science, New Hope High School, Victory Christian Academy and West Lowndes High School.
A group of outstanding seniors were recognized along with one overall outstanding senior who received the LINK Scholarship.
Five educators were named Educator of the Year with each representing elementary, middle and high school, and post-secondary college and community college.
Dr. Dee Larson from MUW, Marilyn Ford from East Mississippi Community College, Hope Friesen from Heritage Academy, Kelly O' Neal from Caledonia Middle School and Shalaan Hendricks from Cook Elementary were honored.
The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce stated this event is to gather parents, students and educators to support and celebrate each other's futures.